Wine Country Blog: innsights to the wine Country


Posted by Farmhouse Staff on August 18, 2012


Julie, Farmhouse Inn conciergeA guest post from Julie,
Romance expert and star concierge at Farmhouse Inn!  

"I don’t normally like to write....unless it’s something I am passionate about...and romance is one thing I am most passionate about.

I came to Farmhouse Inn last year to help shoot a video for the their new website.  By the time the video was finished I fell in love with the people, the property, and most of all the great care they take of their guests.  It seems no request is too great and the romance of the wine country is threaded through everything they say and do. I found this hidden gem hidden away just minutes from my Healdsburg home and so wanted to be a part of their great team and share the philosophy of the Inn....they hired me four days later to join their Concierge team.  By the way, if you haven't seen it here is the Farmhouse video and you can find me in a few of the shots if you are looking...


In a world sometimes full of doom and gloom – the Farmhouse Inn is full of smiling faces and wonderful people.   Each and every guest that I speak to on the phone or have the pleasure to meet in person makes me smile.  They seem so happy and are excited and eager to spend their wine country vacation or special celebration with us here at the Farmhouse.
Lancaster Estate Winery

Being able to assist guests with their itinerary is probably the most fun and rewarding part of my job.  Sonoma County is such an amazing place to live and  we love to share it's charms with our guests. I am a hopeless romantic and want each and every person that visits with us to leave here with the very best experience possible.

A couple of my more recent and most memorable guests were Guy and Julie. Guy called one night and wanted help to set up a fantastic celebration trip for his wife for their 20th Anniversary.  We started exchanging emails and I helped him plan the perfect Anniversary getaway.  He really pulled out all the stops!

  He added our ROMANCE PACKAGE and our GOURMET GETAWAY package, and enlisted our friends at SILVER SERVICE TOURS  for transportation needs as well as private wine tours and appointments.  He even had a really special anniversary gift delivered directly to the inn prior to their arrival.  We sent it with his driver the night of their anniversary and celebratory dinner at Meadowood restaurant.  Then he had them deliver it direct to the table along with a bouquet of exotic flowers just before the dessert course.  Needless to say...she was (and I am sure, still is) a very happy girl! 

Here is how they celebrated their special anniversary.

Itinerary for Guy and Julie

Sunday – Arrival

3:00 pm         Check in at Farmhouse Inn, romance package set up in room. 
(A bottle of champagne on ice, A vase of radiant fresh-cut flowers and decadent chocolates by the bed, Sensual candles shining through the steam on your delicious milk bath--oh my, we think that's romantic.When you're ready for deep relaxation, wander up to our spa for your intimate 1-hour couples massages.)

Farmhouse Inn spa

4:30pm           Couple’s 60 minute massages

7:30 pm          Dinner at Farmhouse Inn (included in your Gourmet Getaway) 

8:30am           Farmhouse-  Breakfast is served

9:30am           Depart for a Day of Sonoma wine tasting with Steve from Silver Service
10:00am         Jordan Winery  
11:00am         Silver Oak Cellars
12:30pm         Lunch at Diavola in Geyserville
2:00pm           Lancaster Estate tasting/tour
3:30pm           Tara Bella Vineyards  
4:30pm           Back to Farmhouse to Relax
6:30pm           Depart for dinner with Silver Service
7:00pm           Dinner at Cyrus Restaurant (included in your Gourmet Getaway package)

8:30am           Farmhouse Inn, breakfast is served

Farmhouse breakfast9:30am           Depart Farmhouse Inn for Day of Napa wine tasting with Silver Service
10:30am         Opus One Winery
11:30am         Caymus Vineyards

12:45pm         Lunch at Oakville Grocery, Oakville
2:00pm          Joseph Phelps Vineyards
3:30pm          Rombauer Vineyards 

5:00pm          Back to Farmhouse to Relax
7:00pm          Depart for Dinner with Silver Service
7:30pm          Dinner at Scopa, Healdsburg


8:30am            Breakfast is served at Farmhouse Inn
10:00am          Depart Farmhouse Inn for wine tasting
11:00am          BR Cohn Winery for visit and lunch 
3:30pm            Depart Farmhouse for Auberge du Soleil to have a pre-dinner drink and enjoy sunset before heading to Meadowood for Anniversary dinner
6:00 pm            Dinner at Meadowood


8:30-10:30am   Farmhouse Inn, breakfast is served
11:00am             Check out  (we are very sad to see this most romantic guy and his very lucky girl leave us but they can come back to see us any time).
12:00pm             Head to San Francisco
8:15pm               Dinner at Acquerello in San Francisco

I have stayed in touch with  Guy and Julie and cannot wait for them to come back and spend some time again with us here at the Farmhouse.
Most romantic Guy at Farmhouse

                                                                  Romantic Guy and Julie

We offer full concierge services and can assist you with booking wine tours, dinner reservations, excursions and arranging those romantic special moments.  We specialize in those special celebrations and creating memories for you to take home with you.  A most romantic proposal is right up our alley or perhaps help creating the perfect elopement with one of our "tiny weddings" ...Coming to the Farmhouse is not only a place to relax and unwind but a place to fall in love all over again." 

Farmhouse Julie, signing off...

Farmhouse Inn romance

Topics: wine country, concierge, Sonoma County, Romantic, Elopements, Farmhouse Inn, Healdsburg, winery, romance

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